'Possibly' High Teen Boy Accidentally Shoots Sister While Dancing Around House: Cops

A 15-year-old Joliet boy was put in juvenile jail for allegedly shooting his sister.

A Joliet teen pointed and pulled the trigger of a gun he mistakenly believed was unloaded at his sister, police said, hitting her in the neck and sending her to the hospital.

The 15-year-old boy was charged with aggravated battery with a firearm, aggravated discharge of a firearm and unlawful use of a weapon. The Kendall County State's Attorney's Office approved the charges.

Police were sent to the family's Sugar Maple Drive home about 3 p.m. Thursday after the young man called 911. When the police arrived, they found a 15-year-old girl holding a towel to her bleeding neck. The home is located near Ridge Road and Theodore Street.

The teenage boy reportedly told police he accidentally shot his sister. While both the boy and girl are 15, police said the young man is two months older and identified them as siblings.

Police said the young man got ahold of his father's .40-caliber Glock. The gun was kept in an upstairs room.

After the teen got the gun, he started dancing while holding it. His sister—who would later be shot—believed her brother had been "possibly smoking weed," police said.

Both the young man and young woman believed the gun was unloaded when he pointed it at her and pulled the trigger, police said.

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Gustavo Skkrappy Hernandez April 25, 2014 at 04:41 PM
Just livin life April 25, 2014 at 04:49 PM
RACIST? I see no racism here- the only racism, is the comment you posted in another article, today: Gustavo Skkrappy Hernandez April 25, 2014 at 04:39 PM SMH AT ALL YOU WHITE PEOPLE I LOOK AT YOU ALL IN DISGUST 😪
TB Plfd April 25, 2014 at 05:08 PM
@Ilovemylife many people in the school dist have a plainfield address so plainfield made it easier for people to know if they really live in plainfield when they dropped the 3 digit and 4 digit address and to know if you really live in Plainfield you will have a 5 digit address. best way to know where u live is your water bill and what department comes out to you when you dial 911
stan April 26, 2014 at 12:34 AM
Gustavo you fat pig im a redneck
Bogi April 26, 2014 at 01:42 PM
TB Plfd. There are students at PSHS that live within the village of Plainfield.


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